Thursday, March 29, 2012


awe is the most reverent of feelings.
you feel, when you are in awe, that
you are human, that your mind is
dwarfed by what it confronts...that
you had best keep your mouth closed
and your mind open while awaiting
further disclosure.

~paul woodruff


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pretty In Purple


Monday, March 26, 2012

Pale, Yet Pretty


Friday, March 23, 2012



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Love


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


It's Spring!
Warm, beautiful Spring!
Enjoy the Beauty.

With love and hugs.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cheers and Beers!

"I arise today
 Through the strength of heaven.
 Light of sunshine
 Brilliance of moon
 Splendor of fire
 Speed of lightning
 Depth of sea
 Stability of earth.
 Firmness of rock."
~St. Patrick

Happy Birthday, Jake!
With love and hugs.

Friday, March 16, 2012

My Little Rose

For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
the distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music.
While the music lasts.
~T.S. Eliot

Happy Friday!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Colonial Colors

I took this photo at Millbrook Village not too long ago.
While I was reviewing the many photos in my camera, this one immediately caught my attention. I named it "Ketchup and Mustard".
Now looking at it I also see Relish.
"Ketchup, Mustard, and Relish"!
Pretty soon it will be barbeque season.

"Thinking is talking of the soul within itself."

Happy Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I am an early morning person.
I love the moment that dark turns to light.
The pink dawn in a backdrop of naked tree trunks.
Reaching branches holding steadily.
As the sun makes her way into each new day and the first flutter of awakened birds show their presence, I am grateful.
A new day, a new opportunity.

I hope yours is a happy one.
With love and hugs.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

For the Girls, Everywhere

I did not know about International Women's Day. Google has a way of informing me in of  important dates that would otherwise go unrecognized. March 8th is one of them. Today recognizes the power and beauty and dignity of women, worldwide.
According to the LA Times, in Pakistan women are demanding the right to know the whereabouts of their missing loved ones.
In Venezuela, there occurred a march on the government over women's frustrations on surging homicide rates and a stagnant economy. In Turkey, women are protesting domestic violence. In Sudan, today is a day of freedom for 4,000 prisoners, hundreds of them women and children. In Peru, feminist groups are calling on their president to ensure the recognition of respect for women. In Egypt, women are demanding their voice to be included in a new constitution.
And, here in the USA, not today, but last week the United Nations fund for gender equality announced grants in the amount of $10.5 million dollars to be distributed for the empowerment of women globally.

To the women and the girls...those of my close family, my close friends, my acquaintances, and to total strangers as well...Recognize your own beauty and recognize your own voice. Breathe Love.

And don't forget to enjoy the full "worm" moon tonight wherever you are!
Soon the Robins will be singing.

Happy You!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not New York

The annual Orchid Show is currently on display at the NY Botanical Garden.
This is as close as I can get.
The local home center!
Hope you enjoy this little pop of color...
You can see that I love orchids.
When I was about 12 years old, my Dad gave me my first Easter corsage.
It was a large purple Catalaya orchid. It was as large as my shoulder!
And I thought I was the cat's meow! You don't see them any more.
The current trend is Cymbidiums and miniature Phaleonopsis. I might guess that the Catalyas are a challenge for the home gardener.
I carried a lush bouquet of white Phaleonopsis orchids and Stefanotis with trails of variegated ivy on my wedding day.

Happy Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


"Kindness in words creates confidence.
 Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
 Kindness in giving creates love."

~Lao Tzu

With love and hugs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

turning the calendar page.

hello, march!
i welcome you whole-heartedly.
with open doors,
cracked windows,
and anticipation
of those gusty winds,
your brilliant sunshine,
the bursting earth,
and the long-awaited, sweet spirit of spring.

with love and hugs.